California budget plan aids teachers, those in US illegally

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ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to give $20,000 stipends to teachers at high needs schools and extend health care to older low-income immigrants who are in the country illegally. He outlined the plans during an announcement Friday of his $222 billion budget proposal. The Democratic governor is proposing a continued progressive agenda as he defended California's progress against criticism from national naysayers in the wake of devastating wildfires and widespread power outages. His proposed budget increases spending by 2.3% or about $5 billion, but also boosts state reserves for any economic downturn. His teacher incentives, which would be given for four years, alone would eat up $100 million, but Newsom said it's worth
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